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, hi, there, thomas. it seemed like forget hope for getting a big deal done in the arena of $4 tril john lion in tt decade was dwindling, but republicans would not accept a deal that big and they wanted $2 trillion over the next decade, but as you mentioned president obama came out today swinging, upping the ante saying he does indeed want a big deal done and if not now, when? and he essentially tried to assume the position of the adult in the room calling on the lawmakers to rip off the band-aids and eat the peas and call to action for democrats and republicans and calling the democrats to come to the table for entitlement reforms, and the republicans for rolling back the tax breaks for wealthy americans and big corporations, and it seemed like at the last of last week, the president and the speaker boehner may have been moving in the same direction, but then speaker boehner said we cannot support anything that looks like a tax increase. and so the president addressed that in his conversation today, and he said that any tax brea increases would not take effect immediately. >> when
, and that is part of the big debate regarding this honor that is given out. >> well, there are plenty of acts of valor all of the time. everyday our troops are in contact with the enemy, we are having troops killed and wounded everyday, and there are valorous acts that are performed by our soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines all of the time. it is only some of them that get recognized but if you ask any recipient of the medal of honor or indeed any recipient, he will tell you he is not wearing it for himself, but those who can't. >> and this is only the second living recipient since the vietnam war, and we know many hundreds of thousands of troops out there who have served multiple troops like sergeant petry who served in iraq and afghanistan and who you would like to have them receive this honor while they are there and hear the words of honor said from the president and thosexd attendance there. >> well, he said it eloquently in that it is important that we have a -- see it and hear it, because otherwise we don't feel important to it. and it is important to recognize these people wh
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